Only four men have won the U.S. Open and PGA in the same season: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. It's all about what's going on between the ropes and the ears.
"I said to Alan [his brother and caddie] walking into 18, make birdie here and we have a right chance tomorrow and that's what we did", Lowry said. He's been playing consistently good golf and, while he's yet to win, a victory seems to be on the way (whether that's today or at a major tournament in the future).
"I played hard", Woods said.
Woods had missed only one putt through his first eight holes.
"I can think of plenty of people along the way telling me I'll be nothing", he had said the other day, "working at McDonald's, doing things like that".
With roars for Woods unheard anywhere this side of Augusta National, Koepka kept his cool and ran off two birdies on the back nine at Bellerive right after Woods closed within one shot.
A former world number one and the 2013 Masters victor, Scott muscled his way into second place on 10-under, while Spaniard Jon Rahm (66) and Americans Rickie Fowler (69) and Gary Woodland (71) were three behind. And then the birdie, settling for par that, inside, had to have felt like bogey (or worse).
His 10-under-par 130 score matched the lowest halfway total in major championship history, and he enjoyed a one-shot halfway lead over Kevin Kisner, and a two-shot cushion over Koepka.
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I worked hard during my holiday and now I am ready to play and do important things with the Club. Everton always was a big option for me, especially after speaking with the coach, Marco Silva .
"Hopefully we can come back soon", Tiger said. "I feel like I'm where I want to be".
Woodland had made bogey just three times in the first two rounds and did not have any doubles or triples. After his third straight birdie, at the eighth hole, that was it.
Now he gets another shot, and it most likely will take another round like Saturday. "Players try to downplay it, and I've downplayed it myself over the years, because you're trying to downplay it to yourself a little". It's the nature of the course that makes him feel he has a farther climb than the seven shots that separate him from Woodland.
And although he repaired some of the damage caused by dropped shots on the 14th and 15th with a birdie on the 17th, a third round of 66 left the 28-year-old American on 12 under par, just two shots ahead of former world number one Adam Scott.
If he was prone to doubt, he wouldn't have won back-to-back U.S. Opens.
But Tiger's putter? It brought more moans than cheers from the fans, and more frustration than joy to Woods.
"Yeah, it's happened quite a bit", Woodland said. I've been in this position before, so I know what it's about. He had another good look at No. 8, a birdie that would have put even more pressure on Koepka.